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This image provided by HBO Max shows Matt LeBlanc, from left, Matthew Perry,  Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in a scene from the Friends reunion special. (Terence Patrick/HBO Max via AP)

REVIEW: ‘Friends: The Reunion’ fails to address the show’s history with racist, homophobic comments

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor May 31, 2021

We all like to remember the best moments of our lives. We all like to come back to those moments years later to recall those events. It can become easy to remember all the good.  It’s also easy to...

Emma Stone in Cruella the origin story of Disney villain Cruella De Vil.

Why don’t we like prequels?

Sofia Leal, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

Last week, Warner Bros. announced that actor Timothee Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in the upcoming origin film “Wonka,” which pulls from Roald Dahl’s original story “Charlie and the Chocolate...

Still from West Side Story, directed by Steven Speilberg.

The 2021 Movie Slate is One for the History Books

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor May 23, 2021

The great comedian Hannibal Burress once said in 2013 that Hollywood needed to stop making movies so that he could catch up on the one’s he missed. Who would have thought something like that would happen...

Still from The Bad Batch.

REVIEW: New ‘Star Wars’ animated spin-off ‘The Bad Batch’ just misses being bad

Maddey Martin, Contributing Writer May 16, 2021

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” isn’t a bad TV show. It’s hard to be in a post-“Mandalorian” world where every “Star Wars” property now lives in its shadow. And “The Bad Batch” isn’t quite...

Still of Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

REVIEW: ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ sticks to the status quo in season 2 premiere

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

With a loyal fan base holding over from season one, a starlet with three hit singles and a Saturday Night Live performance, along with a new appearance from Derek Hough, the stars have seemingly aligned...

Still from Invincible.

REVIEW: ‘Invincible’ is not just about superheroes, but the vulnerability of humanity

Rebecca Meluch, News Editor May 16, 2021

Amazon Prime has done a great job of premiering shows that make me hate superheroes.  I am by no means a comic book expert –– I just like movies. I’ve seen all of the Marvel movies plenty of...

 Ty Yamamoto, DePaul alumni and filmmaker who’s short experimental film “Face Me” released at the CineYouth festival.

DePaul alum’s ‘Face Me’ a call to action directed at Hollywood casting

Lily Lowndes, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

“Face Me” is an experimental film created and directed by DePaul alum Ty Yamamoto. The film uses a montage of projected visuals to explore Hollywood’s dark history of casting non-Asian actors to...

osé Álvaro Osorio Balvin, aka J Balvin, has a contemplative moment before a performance in the documentary “The Boy From Medellin.”

REVIEW: J Balvin biopic challenges narrative that celebrities shouldn’t speak out on political issues

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

Maybe it was the lockdown-induced solitude that did it, but in the first half of 2021, it already feels like every musical artist and their mother has a documentary coming out this year.  From Billie...

Still of Frances McDormand in Chloe Zhaos third feature film Nomadland.

‘Nomadland’ blends Hollywood with humanity

Sofia Leal, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Over the course of the 2020-2021 award season, “Nomadland” racked up over 100 film awards including, most recently, the Academy Award for best actress, best picture and best director. Hence, it is...

Chloe Zhao, winner of the awards for best picture and director for Nomadland, poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)

From ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ to ‘Minari’: How Asian representation has changed in film and TV

Lucas Madlangbayan, Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

The Academy Awards saw a number of firsts this year. Chloé Zhao made history as the first Asian woman to win the Best Director award for “Nomadland,” while  “Minari”’s Youn Yuh-jung made history...

Producers Peter Spears, from left, Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey, winners of the award for best picture for Nomadland, pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)

Oscars Recap: Nomadland nabs top prizes in a night of surprises

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Sunday night saw the much-awaited ceremony for the 93rd Academy Awards, which —- after being delayed due to pandemic restrictions and switching venues — finally gathered the industry’s finest to...

Still of Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.

A retrospective critique of ‘Joker’

Brandon Yechout, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

Todd Phillips’ “Joker” was lightning in a bottle. Easily ranking among the most significant comic book films of the past decade — a genre which it wears loosely — “Joker” polarized critics...

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